Sandy Mush Quilt Gallery: Julia Borg Quilt

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Quilter:       Julia Borg Quilt name: “sampler” Quilt created: 1986-87 On Loan by: Julia Borg Living in a quilting community and not knowing how to quilt, I jumped at the chance to attend a twenty week quilting class offered by AB … Read More

Garrett 1901 Carver Covered Wagon

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John Garrett’s Carver Covered Wagon has been passed down through the family in Sandy Mush since 1901.  John’s grandpa, Will Garrett bought this wagon in 1901; it was built by Carver Wagon Works of Morristown, Tennessee.  They were considered some of the … Read More

View from Sandy Mush: Conservation Notes “Birds Spring Make”

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If the arrival of Spring on our Sandy Mush farm is quietly marked by the flowering of red maples, it is loudly announced by birdsong and the flashy courtship of colorful Eastern Bluebirds.  One need not be an ornithologist or expert birder to be fascinated … Read More

Sandy Mush History: 1907 Woody Funeral at Jones Valley Baptist Church

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Shown in this 1907 photo is the funeral procession of Jonathan Cody Woody (1881-1907).  The horse drawn hearse and funeral procession is proceeding along Sugar Creek Rd. in the direction of Big Sandy Mush Rd.  Pictured is the original Jones Valley Baptist … Read More

View from Sandy Mush: Conservation Notes “Radioactive Turned Proactive”

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  Between the late 1970s and early 1980s, a plan by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to consider a 105 square mile area of Western North Carolina, including Sandy Mush, as a site for a highly radioactive nuclear waste repository became the wake up … Read More

Food Pantry Receives Major Donation from Cormark International

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The Sandy Mush Food Pantry is excited to announce a major donation, in the amount of $1,000 dollars, from Cormark International.  Owners, Laura and Fabs Corte, run the 27 year old South African based, family owned business at 179 Reems Creek Road, … Read More

Sandy Mush Quilt Gallery: Betty Duckett Quilt

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Quilter:  Betty Rogers Duckett Quilt Name:  “Odd Fellow” Quilt Created:  1989 On Loan by:  Eva Duckett   It was called an Odd Fellow because each piece has a different print.  It was also known as a “Beggar’s Quilt”, perhaps because in order … Read More

View from Sandy Mush: Conservation Notes “Here We Are”

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  Not fully in the busy world, nor quite in the world beyond, lies Sandy Mush. Geographically tucked into the Northwest corner of Buncombe County, extending just across the Madison County line, Sandy Mush is less a place subject to modern political … Read More

Sandy Mush Quilt Gallery: Rieta Wells & Kathleen Sluder Quilt

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Our Sandy Mush Quilt Gallery is now on display in the SMCC Gym.  Stop by to enjoy!  Currently, we have eight community quilts on loan.  We will share a photo and information on each quilt over the next few weeks.  Stay tuned! … Read More

Sandy Mush School History

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It was 1839 before public schools were actually established in North Carolina, sixty-three years after a provision for their creation had been written into the state constitution.  “Adequate schools supported through public taxation” yet it was the early 1890s before this reform … Read More

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